Professor of Archeometry
The research of prof. Degryse focuses on the exploitation and use in ancient times of industrial minerals and ores. In particular, his research group has gained expertise in the development and use of novel isotopic techniques in artefact analysis and the provenance determination of their raw materials. He develops the potential of these methods to understand ancient technology, reconstruct ancient economies, and assess the use, exchange and trade of materials.
Patrick Degryse is full professor (ordinarius) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and part-time professor (Hoogleraar) at Leiden University (the Netherlands). His research is done at the division Geology of the KU Leuven and he is director of the Centre for Archaeological Sciences (CAS) there. Outside the laboratory, Patrick is active in several field projects in the eastern Mediterranean and the Caribbean. He is an A. von Humboldt Fellow and European Research Council Grantee, and is a member of the Standing Committee of the International Symposium on Archaeometry. He is supervisor of 17 finished doctorates (with currently 5 PhD’s ongoing) and over 40 Ma and MSc theses in archaeology and geology.
- Hoogleraar Archeometrie